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Raising Gamebirds => Incubation => Topic started by: Coturnix Corner on March 18, 2014, 05:47:30 PM

Title: Bad hatch Rate
Post by: Coturnix Corner on March 18, 2014, 05:47:30 PM
 ??? I have a new Coturnix Quail operation. In the beginning when I was setting 10 to 20 eggs I had a 99% hatch rate. Now I am setting 300+ eggs and getting only about 30%. When checking eggs after they comeout of the hatcher, many are completely formed just didnt peep and the majority are either not fertile or not completely formed. What am I doing wrong?????
Title: Re: Bad hatch Rate
Post by: BrightBoy on March 18, 2014, 09:07:28 PM
Has your egg supplier changed, or your delivery mode or handling of pre-set eggs changed, eg temp too hot/cold... old eggs?  That's the only issues that can account for your increase in "infertile" eggs.  Late embryo death in egg before pipping seems to imply there could be a humidity problem or the eggs are being turned to late in their development...   Hard to say...